“The worst money one can save is the money saved on cheap supplements!”
I often make this statement to patients, attendees at seminars I do, and just about anybody else who will listen. Why? Because it if you read the label of cheap supplements, this is what you will find: “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.”
Basically, the “claims”, even the exact “dose” in each supplement is not monitored by the FDA. This gives supplement producers the ability to bid out their products to the lowest bidder and no government agency has oversight on whether or not there is actually “50 mg” in an advertised 50 mg product, or “5 mg”! Sure, the packaging may look the same, but what is in the actual capsule or product, may not be what it appears.
Only a few companies produce physician grade supplements! Sure they may cost a bit more, but the old adage, “You get what you pay for.” couldn’t be more true! The truth is, if you can buy it at the discount retailers, or on Amazon, then more than likely, you are buying knockoff’s or products that may vary, dramatically at times, from lot to lot.
And beyond that, many supplements just don’t work well without “other” supplements. Take Vitamin D. Without Vitamin K, specifically K2, you just don’t absorb Vitamin D well. Is your Vitamin D combined with K2? If not, you may certainly be wasting your money, and not getting the benefits you are expecting, much less paying good money for. We are proud to offer Metagenic Supplements in our practice. Only Metagenics has all of their products “assayed” or tested, by an outside company, to ensure that if the label says “50 mg”, then there is 50 mg of product in each dose! You can find thousands of these supplements at our web-store at https://ashevillehealthspanmd.
If you spend more than $100 a month of vitamins and supplements, you may be interested in our “micro nutrient” testing that checks exactly which supplements and vitamins you may be deficient in, even if taking supplements. This test could save you thousands over time, much less improve your health when you see the cheaper supplements don’t have what they advertise, and you potentially switch to tested and proven products.
Give us a call at 828-505-2885 for more information and to make an appointment.
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